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(CNN)   Republicans last month: "Please your worshipfulness, put off announcing your 2024 candidacy until after the midterms." Republicans now: "Hurry up and announce ASAP before this 'political persecution' narrative we're spinning gets stale"   (cnn.com) divider line
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2022-08-10 8:56:41 AM  
A real gamble actually, depending on what's it's all about.

Who am I kidding? Trumpers will call it fake news  no matter what.
 
2022-08-10 8:59:28 AM  
DeSatan is gonna be pissed.
 
2022-08-10 9:02:06 AM  
If he announces the campaign finance laws kick in. I know they're toothless, but they are, at least in theory, laws. They would have to pay lip service to them.
 
2022-08-10 10:52:09 AM  
And he can't plunder pac money if he announces his candidacy. And the mother farker is broke with none of the Russian money coming in.
 
2022-08-10 10:52:50 AM  
Do it

Make 2022 a repeat of 2020

Sure people don't think Biden is doing great but very few actually think Trump was better
 
2022-08-10 10:53:13 AM  
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So... no half measures?
 
2022-08-10 10:53:30 AM  
Possible Fatty announces at whatever his next Rally appearance is, after a half hour rant about the FBI and how he's the most persecuted person in American history.

He skirted the campaign finance laws last time.  He'll do it again.
 
2022-08-10 10:54:48 AM  

EvilEgg: If he announces the campaign finance laws kick in. I know they're toothless, but they are, at least in theory, laws. They would have to pay lip service to them.


Not really though. Any possible consequence for simply ignoring them would be years away and won't matter if he won the White House again.
 
2022-08-10 10:55:10 AM  

puffy999: DeSatan is gonna be pissed.


And this

In fact the Republicans should go all in and cancel their primaries for 2024 and give Trump the nomination, hell cancel all the primaries and let Trump declare who the GQP is running for every office down to the school board level
 
2022-08-10 10:55:53 AM  
Please.

Announce now.

Make the midterms all about you.

It'll totally own the left.
 
2022-08-10 10:59:04 AM  

puffy999: DeSatan is gonna be pissed.


Especially if Trump chooses this moment, when his base has been reignited, to announce his candidacy and runs on "Judas DeSantis knew".
 
2022-08-10 10:59:04 AM  

GregInIndy: Please.

Announce now.

Make the midterms all about you.

It'll totally own the left.


I want to believe upppence will come, but I'm still very wary. I know it's cliché, but it's cliché for a reason that Dems are quite good pulling failure from the jaws of victory.
 
2022-08-10 10:59:35 AM  

gunga galunga: puffy999: DeSatan is gonna be pissed.

Especially if Trump chooses this moment, when his base has been reignited, to announce his candidacy and runs on "Judas DeSantis knew".


OMG that would be delicious.
 
2022-08-10 11:00:39 AM  

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So... no half measures?


Is Vince's Bastard son armed with a ruler?
 
2022-08-10 11:02:20 AM  
Interesting thought -- would openly calling attention to the fact that you're currently under DOJ investigation for some serious shirt actually gain you any votes?  Like, sure it'll make the die-hard MAGA vote that much harder, but one vote is still just one vote no matter how intensely you feel it, and maybe you'll rouse some of them to vote when they would have simply sat it out for one reason or another, but beyond that population will this engage fence-sitters and people who are historically Republican voters or but who had to hold their nose voting for Trump before and (in 2022) candidates who are basically Congressional proxies for Trump?
 
2022-08-10 11:02:55 AM  

spongeboob: Do it

Make 2022 a repeat of 2020

Sure people don't think Biden is doing great but very few actually think Trump was better


BERNIE LOST
FARKING GET OVER IT
 
2022-08-10 11:03:29 AM  

spongeboob: ure people don't think Biden is doing great but very few actually think Trump was better


Seconded. Up until a month ago I found Joe Biden an abysmal choice...but still miles ahead of Orange Julius Caeser. Recent success-o-rama has pushed me from Poor to Middling. I'll never be enthusiastic for him, but I'm certainly not going to consider Trump or DeSantis in any remote scenario - I'd vote for a literal corpse. A corpse cannot ruin the country, It can only do nothing.
 
2022-08-10 11:03:43 AM  
Anything can happen, but I have a LOT of trouble picturing this development as good for the Republicans.

Like I see some posts worrying that it steals thunder from Biden/Dems' pretty good news cycle, but cmon. The FBI raided Trump. That's not gonna help convince anyone but the Trumpers.
 
2022-08-10 11:04:22 AM  
I saw a cartoon that pointed out that the 22nd amendment says no person can be elected to the presidency twice, so in order to run, Trump needs to admit that the lost in 2020.
 
2022-08-10 11:04:47 AM  

puffy999: DeSatan is gonna be pissed.


Why? Once Trump is declared ineligible, where will they run? That doesn't take into consideration all the down ballot races that will be lost because of their association with Trump. The sooner Trump declares, the better for DeSantis. He will be waiting to be their savior and they will adore him for it.
 
2022-08-10 11:09:47 AM  

Palined Parenthood: spongeboob: Do it

Make 2022 a repeat of 2020

Sure people don't think Biden is doing great but very few actually think Trump was better

BERNIE LOST
FARKING GET OVER IT


Why are you screaming at me?
 
2022-08-10 11:11:06 AM  
This would add to the excellent run that President Biden is having.  It would be even easier to tie all the Rs to TFG along with Roe, veterans, entitlement meddling, and denial of reality.
Do it, Little Hands.  Do it.
Ya know, Harding had the decency to die before his scandalous behavior could cost him every shred of his reputation. Little Hands has no such decency, of course.  So he'll just have to go out in a dumpster fire swirling in a pit of sewage.
Yes, Little Hands.  Do it.
 
2022-08-10 11:11:55 AM  
Heard on NPR that initial speculation on the raid, was due to the national archives wanting to preserve documents?  Would suck if true and nothing really comes of it, obviously seems there's more to this.
 
2022-08-10 11:12:49 AM  
Great way to frame the investigation and search & seizure as politicized: announce your candidacy (after the fact) and claim the current powers are afraid of you and want you locked up to prevent you from running because "they" know you'll win and can't let that happen because... you're just too great of a (former) president?

/I tried.
 
2022-08-10 11:13:03 AM  
The DNCC also wants TFG to announce ASAP so they can help his primary effort and eventual electoral victory.
 
2022-08-10 11:13:05 AM  

spongeboob: Palined Parenthood: spongeboob: Do it

Make 2022 a repeat of 2020

Sure people don't think Biden is doing great but very few actually think Trump was better

BERNIE LOST
FARKING GET OVER IT

Why are you screaming at me?


It's that or fling feces.
 
2022-08-10 11:16:01 AM  

HotWingConspiracy: EvilEgg: If he announces the campaign finance laws kick in. I know they're toothless, but they are, at least in theory, laws. They would have to pay lip service to them.

Not really though. Any possible consequence for simply ignoring them would be years away and won't matter if he won the White House again.


They were quickly forced to pay back millions in donations last time. Some parts of the law seem to have teeth at least.
 
2022-08-10 11:16:13 AM  
...aaaand he just pled the 5th & refused to answer questions in his deposition with the New York AG.

Delicious.
 
2022-08-10 11:16:22 AM  
Trump will not announce anything for a few reason.

1.  Trump like being at the center of attention.  He get's more attention keeping everyone on edge.

2.  DeathSantis is the new rising star in the GOP, Trump doesn't like him because of that so by saying nothing he hurts DeathSantis ability to start up his presidential run because everyone knows if Trump runs he will be unopposed on the GOP side.

3.  Not a lot Democrats are happen with Biden, he was a means to an end to defeat Trump and didn't really expect him to go more then 4 years.   A replacement candidate in 2024 would have a better time against a non-Trump opponent then Trump himself.    By keeping silent on his intentions Trump hurts the Democrats ability to look for a possible Biden replacement in 2024
 
2022-08-10 11:17:31 AM  

Busta Clown Shoes: Heard on NPR that initial speculation on the raid, was due to the national archives wanting to preserve documents?  Would suck if true and nothing really comes of it, obviously seems there's more to this.


Trump's lawyers had been in talks with the archiver for a year and a half, and he'd returned some documents. Why would the FBI raid now if it wasn't time sensitive. My money is on this being a final FU grift. He's destroyed tons of documents so I have doubts he's hiding evidence that would link him to 1/6.
 
2022-08-10 11:17:32 AM  
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2022-08-10 11:19:47 AM  
If Trump declares now, he will both undermine himself and the GOP in the midterms. Trump will undermine the midterms by making them a referendum on Trump to the Democrats' advantage. Trump will undermine himself by a) The GOP will no longer fund his legal defense, and b) Trump will lose momentum and have Trump fatigue set in about the same time as his competitors declare, with the momentum and breath of fresh air that comes with it.

The part about momentum is probably the most important. Kind of like in a boxing match, a boxer can win the round in the last 30 seconds by throwing a flurry of punches that connect; even if they spent the first 2:30 of the round grabbing and running. If Trump declares now, nobody will remember what he did between now and November 2024. All it will do is waste resources and make his shtick grow more old and tired than it already is, with maximum Trump fatigue setting in when the other campaigns are kicking off, with excitement and momentum. Unlike 2020, there will be a field Trump has to compete with, and unlike 2016 the field will not be scared to punch back.

Trump declaring now will eventually lead to more problems and zero solutions.
 
2022-08-10 11:20:29 AM  

New Rising Sun: Interesting thought -- would openly calling attention to the fact that you're currently under DOJ investigation for some serious shirt actually gain you any votes?  Like, sure it'll make the die-hard MAGA vote that much harder, but one vote is still just one vote no matter how intensely you feel it, and maybe you'll rouse some of them to vote when they would have simply sat it out for one reason or another, but beyond that population will this engage fence-sitters and people who are historically Republican voters or but who had to hold their nose voting for Trump before and (in 2022) candidates who are basically Congressional proxies for Trump?


Yeah, wondering something similar. Would him running complicate the process of arresting and trying him? With possible espionage, sedition, and a lot of very naughty things on his list, suddenly it would become "political witch hunt" to the Nth degree. He has created enough of a media circus, even outside of office. We don't need more distractions.

Someone more learned, what are the implications and legality of arresting a potential presidential candidate? Especially for seditious conspiracy, espionage, and so on?
 
2022-08-10 11:21:04 AM  

EvilEgg: If he announces the campaign finance laws kick in. I know they're toothless, but they are, at least in theory, laws. They would have to pay lip service to them.


Why? They never have before.
 
2022-08-10 11:21:43 AM  

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Can I suggest an edit where you say he would charge for Kool-aid while using cheap Flavor-Aid(spelling)
 
2022-08-10 11:21:48 AM  

heavymetal: Trump declaring now will eventually lead to more problems and zero solutions.


It is the way of thedonald.  You convince me to wager that he will do it soon.
 
2022-08-10 11:22:40 AM  

heavymetal: If Trump declares now, he will both undermine himself and the GOP in the midterms. Trump will undermine the midterms by making them a referendum on Trump to the Democrats' advantage. Trump will undermine himself by a) The GOP will no longer fund his legal defense, and b) Trump will lose momentum and have Trump fatigue set in about the same time as his competitors declare, with the momentum and breath of fresh air that comes with it.

The part about momentum is probably the most important. Kind of like in a boxing match, a boxer can win the round in the last 30 seconds by throwing a flurry of punches that connect; even if they spent the first 2:30 of the round grabbing and running. If Trump declares now, nobody will remember what he did between now and November 2024. All it will do is waste resources and make his shtick grow more old and tired than it already is, with maximum Trump fatigue setting in when the other campaigns are kicking off, with excitement and momentum. Unlike 2020, there will be a field Trump has to compete with, and unlike 2016 the field will not be scared to punch back.

Trump declaring now will eventually lead to more problems and zero solutions.


You forgot Trump can also suck a lot more GQP donations to himself if he declares
 
2022-08-10 11:24:31 AM  

Kris_Romm: Possible Fatty announces at whatever his next Rally appearance is, after a half hour rant about the FBI and how he's the most persecuted person in American history.

He skirted the campaign finance laws last time.  He'll do it again.


I think he might announce during his deposition today, where he is otherwise taking the Fifth
 
2022-08-10 11:26:34 AM  

Unobtanium: Kris_Romm: Possible Fatty announces at whatever his next Rally appearance is, after a half hour rant about the FBI and how he's the most persecuted person in American history.

He skirted the campaign finance laws last time.  He'll do it again.

I think he might announce during his deposition today, where he is otherwise taking the Fifth


That's what innocent business people do, refuse to cooperate with authorities.
 
2022-08-10 11:28:40 AM  

heavymetal: [...] a) The GOP will no longer fund his legal defense, [...]


They threatened, but is it a bluff? If he announces he will become the de facto candidate.
 
2022-08-10 11:29:09 AM  

iron_city_ap: puffy999: DeSatan is gonna be pissed.

Why? Once Trump is declared ineligible, where will they run? That doesn't take into consideration all the down ballot races that will be lost because of their association with Trump. The sooner Trump declares, the better for DeSantis. He will be waiting to be their savior and they will adore him for it.


Because eventually this will happen:

gunga galunga:
Especially if Trump chooses this moment, when his base has been reignited, to announce his candidacy and runs on "Judas DeSantis knew".

Trump will dump on everyone and everything when he's farked. He will only endorse his kids or stepkids or quisling Nazis like Stephen Miller.
 
2022-08-10 11:29:27 AM  

Carn: Unobtanium: Kris_Romm: Possible Fatty announces at whatever his next Rally appearance is, after a half hour rant about the FBI and how he's the most persecuted person in American history.

He skirted the campaign finance laws last time.  He'll do it again.

I think he might announce during his deposition today, where he is otherwise taking the Fifth

That's what innocent business people do, refuse to cooperate with authorities.


In none of the huge number of investigations of Hillary Clinton over the years has she ever pled the 5th on any subject. Ever.
 
2022-08-10 11:29:51 AM  
I meant kapo, but either way.
 
2022-08-10 11:31:17 AM  

puffy999: iron_city_ap: puffy999: DeSatan is gonna be pissed.

Why? Once Trump is declared ineligible, where will they run? That doesn't take into consideration all the down ballot races that will be lost because of their association with Trump. The sooner Trump declares, the better for DeSantis. He will be waiting to be their savior and they will adore him for it.

Because eventually this will happen:

gunga galunga:
Especially if Trump chooses this moment, when his base has been reignited, to announce his candidacy and runs on "Judas DeSantis knew".

Trump will dump on everyone and everything when he's farked. He will only endorse his kids or stepkids or quisling Nazis like Stephen Miller.


I am absolutely certain Trump would completely torch the GOP's prospects in 2024 if he sees a scintilla of gain in it for himself.
 
2022-08-10 11:33:02 AM  

New Rising Sun: Interesting thought -- would openly calling attention to the fact that you're currently under DOJ investigation for some serious shirt actually gain you any votes?  Like, sure it'll make the die-hard MAGA vote that much harder, but one vote is still just one vote no matter how intensely you feel it, and maybe you'll rouse some of them to vote when they would have simply sat it out for one reason or another, but beyond that population will this engage fence-sitters and people who are historically Republican voters or but who had to hold their nose voting for Trump before and (in 2022) candidates who are basically Congressional proxies for Trump?


Not in the US. Votes in some states are worth more than in other states.

/thanks, slave owners!
 
2022-08-10 11:33:34 AM  

GregInIndy: Carn: Unobtanium: Kris_Romm: Possible Fatty announces at whatever his next Rally appearance is, after a half hour rant about the FBI and how he's the most persecuted person in American history.

He skirted the campaign finance laws last time.  He'll do it again.

I think he might announce during his deposition today, where he is otherwise taking the Fifth

That's what innocent business people do, refuse to cooperate with authorities.

In none of the huge number of investigations of Hillary Clinton over the years has she ever pled the 5th on any subject. Ever.


I remember the Benghazi hearing where she sat there and answered all their questions for what, 8 hours straight or something stupid?
 
2022-08-10 11:41:23 AM  

Palined Parenthood: spongeboob: Do it

Make 2022 a repeat of 2020

Sure people don't think Biden is doing great but very few actually think Trump was better

BERNIE LOST
FARKING GET OVER IT


You seem mad.

Are you mad?
 
2022-08-10 11:43:20 AM  

Busta Clown Shoes: Heard on NPR that initial speculation on the raid, was due to the national archives wanting to preserve documents?  Would suck if true and nothing really comes of it, obviously seems there's more to this.


I don't think federal judges issue document retrieval warrants. Search warrants are for crimes.
 
2022-08-10 11:43:59 AM  

imashark: Palined Parenthood: spongeboob: Do it

Make 2022 a repeat of 2020

Sure people don't think Biden is doing great but very few actually think Trump was better

BERNIE LOST
FARKING GET OVER IT

You seem mad.

Are you mad?


And he's not going to take it anymore!
 
2022-08-10 11:44:15 AM  

Koodz: Busta Clown Shoes: Heard on NPR that initial speculation on the raid, was due to the national archives wanting to preserve documents?  Would suck if true and nothing really comes of it, obviously seems there's more to this.

I don't think federal judges issue document retrieval warrants. Search warrants are for crimes.


It could be a little of both. The crime could be not handing over the documents.
 
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